The last two weeks I spent five days in the cities covering the state boys and girls basketball tournaments. We had five area teams qualify. For boys: Goodhue, Caledonia and Red Wing. For girls: Goodhue and Plainview-Elgin-Millville.
The Goodhue boys fought their way to the state championship game where they fell to High-powered Minneapolis North.
The Goodhue and P-E-M girls both won state titles in their classes.
I covered the weekday games which are the quarterfinals and semifinals. So out of 135 photos from seven games, here are a favorite from each game:::
CLASS AAA QUARTERFINAL - Red Wing 73, Simley 51 - All photos of the game here.
Red Wing vs. Simley Boys BasketballRed Wing’s Christian Massett (2) saves the ball from going out of bounds by tossing over his head during a Class AAA State quarterfinal game against Simley on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
CLASS AA QUARTERFINAL - Jackson County Central 79, Caledonia 74 - All photos of the game here. Caledonia vs. Jackson County Central State Boys Basketball 02Caledonia’s Colton Lampert, left, forces a jump-ball call on Jackson County Central’s Ryan Christopher during a Class AA State quarterfinal game Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
CLASS A SEMIFINAL - Goodhue 41, Central Minnesota Christian 38 - All photos of the game here.
Goodhue vs. Central Minnesota Christian State Boys Basketball 04Goodhue’s Nicholas Thomforde (5) celebrates with teammates after an and-one call during a Class A State semifinal game against Central Minnesota Christian on Friday, March 11, 2019, at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
CLASS AA QUARTERFINAL - Plainview-Elgin-Millville 59, Holy Family Catholic 38 - All photos of the game here.
P-E-M vs. Holy Family State Girls Basketball 01Plainview-Elgin-Millville’s Sarah Hart (33) lays up a shot past Holy Family Catholic’s Molly Smith during a Class AA state quarterfinal game Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.
CLASS A QUARTERFINAL - Goodhue 77, Sacred Heart 46 - All photos of the game here. Goodhue vs. Sacred Heart State Girls Basketball 03Goodhue’s Sydney Lodermeier (25) defends against a shot by Sacred Heart’s Anya Edwards (1) during a Class A state girls basketball quarterfinal game Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.
CLASS A SEMIFINAL - Goodhue 74, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 35 - All photos of the game here. Goodhue vs. Wheaton/Herman-Norcross State Girls Basketball reactGoodhue’s Sydney Lodermeier (25) and Haley Lexvold (3) react after Lodermeier is fouled on a shot for an and-one call during a Class A state semifinal game Friday, March 18, 2016, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
CLASS AA SEMIFINAL - Plainview-Elgin-Millville 87, Roseau 78 - All photos of the game here.
P-E-M vs. Roseau State Girls BasketballPlainview-Elgin-Millville’s Morgan Shindelar dribbles the ball during a Class AA state semifinal game against Roseau on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.